The Senior Circuit Breaker is a tax credit for senior citizens whose property payments account for more than 10% of their annual income. Eligible seniors will receive a dollar credit on their Massachusetts tax return for every dollar that their total property tax, water, and sewer bills exceed 10% of their income. A maximum of $1070 credit is available. Additionally, if the taxpayer has not claimed the tax credit in the past, (s)he may claim it for the previous three years.
To be eligible, taxpayers, aged 65 years or older, must own or rent their residence in Massachusetts, and have an annual income of: $57,000 or less for a single filer; $71,000 or less for a head of household; and $85,000 or less for joint filers. If a taxpayer’s property is assessed at $693,000, (s)he is not eligible for the tax credit.
In 2013 the Circuit Breaker Tax Credit provided $83 million in credits to nearly 69,000 taxpayers. The event is open to all.
For more information, please visit the Massachusetts Department of Revenue website here.
Monday, January 25th
Natick Community Center, 117 East Central Street, Natick
Needham Center at the Heights, 300 Hillside Avenue, Needham
Wednesday, February 3rd
Millis COA, 900 Main Street, Millis
Norfolk COA, 28 Medway Branch Road, Norfolk
Wednesday, February 10th
Franklin Senior Center, 10 Daniel McCahill Street, Franklin
Wrentham COA, 400 Taunton Street, Wrentham
Friday, March 4th
Wayland Senior Center, 41 Cochituate Road, Wayland
Wellesley COA, 219 Washington Street, Wellesley
Tuesday, March 8th
Attleboro Senior Center, 25 South Main Street, Attleboro
North Attleboro Senior Center, 204 Elm Street, North Attleboro
Plainville COA, 9 School Street, Plainville